Warsaw, 5 October 1949. Irena Skonieczna (MA), acting as a member of the Main Commission for the Investigation of German Crimes in Poland, interviewed the person named below, who testified as follows:

Name and surname Zofia Zwolska, née Czekaj
Date and place of birth 5 November 1922, Warsaw
Parents’ names Antoni and Karolina, née Czekaj
Father’s occupation pharmaceutist (MSc)
Citizenship and nationality Polish
Religion Roman Catholic
Education graduate of medicine
Occupation housewife
Place of residence Marszałkowska Street 9
Criminal record none

When the Uprising broke out, I was at home at Marszałkowska Street 9. I do not remember the exact date, I think it was on 2 August 1944, the Germans entered the premises of our house (they had been doing this rather frequently ever since the Uprising broke out) and led out a group of men, some 10 in total, including the commandant of the next house. No trace of them was ever found.

In the afternoon of 4 August, the Germans ordered all of the residents of our house, some 100 people in all, to move to the courtyard of Marszałkowska Street 11. Then, they set our house on fire. A short time later, we were led out to the corner of Litewska and Marszałkowska Streets. The Germans released the women in the direction of Zbawiciela Square, while the men were ordered to lie face down on the pavement.

I do not know what happened to them next. I only know that none of my friends who were in the group ever returned. After the Uprising, I heard that some of the residents of our house did not leave their hiding places when the Germans so ordered, and in the evening of 4 August managed to escape through Pole Mokotowskie. In this way, some of the men from our house saved themselves.

At this point the report was brought to a close and read out.